Adventure in South and Central America
Fancy yourself a bit of an adventurer? Indiana Jones? Lara Croft? KATNISS EVERDEEN? (y’know…from The Hunger Games)
We have trips that will take you trawling through the Amazon, floating atop Lake Titicaca, trekking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and exploring some pretty sweet beaches. So, Katniss, come adventure with us. The odds will definitely be in your favour. .
FANCY YOURSELF AN ADENALINE JUNKIE?
Live a thrillseeker’s dream and hike a volcano on Little house on the cerrado.
Bask in the awesomeness of the Iguazu falls on our 9 million litres a second.
The Amazon and Machu Picchu in one trip – you’ve hit the adventure jackpot on West Coast you’re wonderful.
TALES FROM THE ROAD
HOW TO (NOT) CONQUER THE INCA TRAIL
After I locked in my eight-week trip to South America it slowly dawned on me that the Inca Trail might actually be pretty tough and I should probably try and prepare for it. So, with that as motivation, I’d been killing it at the gym – hammering the treadmill, pumping my legs on the bike, climbing hills on the stepper. I was going to smash the Inca Trail. Or at least, that’s what I thought.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO TREKKING IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
The landscapes of South and Central America are what experts would refer to as “diverse”. For a start, they’re covered with countless remnants and relics of ancient civilisations. Then there’s the thick rainforest, soaring volcanoes, mind-melting mountains, lakes, rivers, salt pans – the list goes on. And then of course, you’ve got the locals, the cuisine and the culture. We reckon one of the best ways to take it all in is to strap on some hiking boots and hit the road (or dirt path). But for the most part, it won’t be easy going (but it will be freakin’ awesome).
THE OTHER WAY TO MACHU PICCHU: A GUIDE TO TACKLING THE QUARRY TRAIThough the ‘classic’ Inca Trail gets a lot of press, the Quarry Trail is a pretty damn fine alternative. It is usually used when trekking permits for the main trial are unavailable, however the Quarry Trail has its own set of drawcards that make it a worthwhile undertaking in its own right.